I’d love to simply say Siege Hero is great and go back to beating my high scores and collecting gold while lying on the couch.
Alas, I should probably sacrifice some of my precious Siege Hero gaming time to explain why it’s, like, good and stuff. Let’s make it quick.
Siege Hero is a little gem I picked up for free recently, and a great example of why you should regularly visit the App Store and download any and all free games. I vaguely remember hesitating when I saw Siege Hero; something about the screenshots put me off. But it’s great.
So what’s the dealio? Well, Siege Hero is one of them “physics-based puzzler” things, which essentially translates as “Angry Birds rip-off”. But to describe Siege Hero as such would do it a great disservice. Siege Hero is one of the best Angry Birds-style games I’ve ever played.
In Siege Hero, each level consists of a castle constructed of various materials, housing a number of little guys who must be – what’s the best word here? Killed? – by attacking the castle’s weak spots and causing it to collapse.
In each stage you have an array of projectiles available to you in a predetermined order (sound familiar?). You start off with rocks, but gradually unlock triple rocks, bombs, fire and oil among others.
It’s not possible to aim at the little guys directly, so you have to decide how best to bring down the castles, causing the falling debris to crush them.
There are a number of neat touches, such as the telescope, which allows you to zoom in for precision attacks. Innocents pop up too, and you lose points for taking them out, so occasionally a little planning is required instead of opting for maximum carnage.
There’s also gold to collect. If you pick up enough, you’ll unlock bonus looting levels. Sweet.
There are few other touches that I really liked such as the shooting stars and birds in the background. A lot of thought and effort has gone into Siege Hero, and it shows.
As I say, I picked up Siege Hero for free, but with 150 castles to take down it’s well worth 69p. Buy it.
- Looks great
- Smart level design
- Interesting array of weapons
- It’s not quite Angry Birds
Summary: Siege Hero is a very good Angry Birds-style game.
Developer: Armor Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.